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If you are moving/changing your address, please notify the Parish Office so we can keep our records up-to-date. If you are changing your phone number because you are using a cellular phone and/or forgoing your land phone, the Parish Office would also like that information. Please click here or call us at 703-221-4044, ext. 222. Thank you.

Upcoming Parish Events

Rosary Guild

October 23rd
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The Rosary Guild meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.  Please join us at our next meeting on Wednesday, October 23rd from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the St. Clare Room.  All are welcome.

For more information, please contact Otella Creegan

All Souls’ Day

November 2nd
9:00 a.m.

St. Francis of Assisi Parish will observe the commemoration of the faithful departed with a Mass that will be celebrated on Saturday, November 2nd at 9:00 a.m.

Middle School Youth Group

November 3rd
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


All middle school students are invited to attend Middle School Youth Group on Sunday, November 3rd from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. in the Dining Hall of the Parish Center!  Join us for fun, FOOD, and fellowship!!  Please contact Sheila Noble with any questions.

JP5K and Fun Run

November 9th
Starts at 9 a.m.

Come enjoy and official 5K run or a Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, November 9th at 17700 Dominican Drive, Potomac Shores, 22026.  The race starts at 9:00 a.m. with the Fun Run and other great activities for the whole family!  All proceeds benefit St. John Paul the Great Catholic High School’s Special Services Programs: “Options” for their intellectually disabled students and “Laudare” for their students with learning disabilities.  To sign-up and receive a t-shirt please click here.

Thanksgiving 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

November 23, 2019 at 9:00 am

Attention all athletes ages 8 and up who can dribble and shoot a basketball!  Come participate in the Sixth Annual Thanksgiving 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament!  It will start at 9 AM on Saturday, November 23, 2019 in the Parish Center Gym.  Each team of up to four players will be guaranteed at least three games.  Teams may be co-ed.  It costs $50 to sponsor a team.  The Knights of Columbus will donate $10 per team that participates, to St. Francis of Assisi’s Religious Education Program.  To register or if you would like further information, please contact Dr. Ken Dunn.

Chili Cook-Off

October 26th
6:30 p.m.

Our Annual Chili Cook-Off will be held on Saturday, October 26th at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Center Gymnasium!  This is a fun family event with something for everyone: Children’s Halloween Costume Parade and Contest; Pumpkin Carving and Decorating Contest; Kids Activity Zone; and Dessert and Chili Competitions!  The cost is $5 per person or $20 per family to attend.

Please click here for the flyer/payment form (which is to be returned with payment to the School (Parish Center) office by Wednesday, October 23rd for advance registration).  Walk-ins are welcome on October 26th.


News from Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School

November 3rd

Save the date!  There will be an Open House at Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School on Sunday, November 3rd from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  All are welcome to tour the lovely building, meet administration, teachers and coaches, explore the house system and clubs, and meet current students and families.  The accredited college-preparatory curriculum is a rigorous course of study, featuring a unique formation in Bioethics.  John Paul is also proud to offer Special Services, which includes an inclusive Options Program: a special education program for students with moderate intellectual or cognitive disabilities.  Location: 1770 Dominican Drive, Potomac Shores, VA 22026.

For more information, please contact: or 703-445-0218.

All Saints’ Day Mass Schedule

Friday, November 1st is the feast of All Saints (a Holy Day of Obligation).

Masses will be at:

Columbiettes Bake Sale

Let’s Talk Faith

October 27th
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

The Let’s Talk Faith series will start on Sunday, October 27th from 10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. in the Parish Center Dining Facility.  Please plan to stay on campus for an extra hour to enjoy a pastry and a cup of coffee, while learning about the Revelation, Scripture, and the World, with a presentation by Brandon Jubar.

Children’s Christmas Choir

November 3rd
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Calling all our young singers from grades 2 through 8!  The first rehearsal for the St. Francis Children’s Christmas Choir takes place on November 3rd from 3:15 p.m.—4:30 p.m. in the Church.  Rehearsals are each Sunday from November 3rd through December 22nd.  Performances include the Festival of Praise on Friday, December 20th and Christmas Eve. Please click here for the registration form.

For more information or any questions, please contact Colleen Wells.

2019-2020 Religious Education Registration is Now Open!

 Please click here

Baptismal Prep Class

November 10th
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

– Our next class will be held on Sunday, November 10, 2019 from 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. in the Br. Juniper Room.

Please call the parish office to register at 703-221-4044.

Thanksgiving Eucharist

November 28th
8:45 a.m.

There will be a Thanksgiving Eucharist on Thursday, November 28th at 8:45 a.m., in the Church.  Please bring your Thanksgiving food baskets and place them on the steps of the sanctuary.  During this special Liturgy of thankfulness, the food to be eaten around our family table will be blessed, as will our lives of Christian living and witness!  Hace unbuen dia de accion de Gratias!

St Francis of Assisi Parish

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